Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Made Easy series

This is both an explanation of an entire series of videos, the Made Easy Series, and a useful primer about how rational people decide what's true and what isn't.

The Made Easy Series includes videos about the history of the universe, the origin of life, the evolution of life, the age of the Earth, and the scientific method, among others. These are videos about science, and they'd be great for educational purposes, I suspect.

This one, however - the last in the series - does mention faith-based thinking. He warns in the description that it contains religious content and can't be used in the public schools. Luckily, I can still post it here. :)

Seriously, though, that's a shame, because the message in this one should be taught to schoolchildren. You could do that without mentioning religion. It's easy enough to explain why scientific thinking - evidence-based thinking - is valuable, without mentioning faith-based thinking at all.

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